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Quarter Past Two on a Wednesday Afternoon by Linda Newbury
I popped into the library to return a book the other weekend and of course I came out with another. It was strategically placed by the returns desk…clever marketing there…just like sweets at the checkout! I’m only a few chapters in so nothing really to report yet.
At quarter past two on a hot afternoon in August, Anna’s beautiful, headstrong elder sister Rose disappears.
Twenty years later, Anna still doesn’t know whether Rose is alive or dead. In her early thirties now, she sees her future unfolding – with sensible, serious Martin and a grown-up, steady job – and finds herself wondering if this is what she really wants.
Unable to take control of her life while the mystery of her sister’s disappearance remains unsolved, Anna begins to search for the truth: what did happen to Rose that summer’s day?
I recently finished
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
This sequel was ok, I was expecting more of the humour to follow through from the first novel but it didn’t transpire for me. It didn’t help that I didn’t really like Rosie in this book! My book group will be discussing this one this evening.
Forty-one-year-old geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date before he met Rosie.
Now, living in New York City, they have survived ten months and ten days of marriage, even if Don has had to sacrifice standardized meals and embrace unscheduled sex.
But then Rosie drops the mother of all bombshells. And Don must prepare for the biggest challenge of his previously ordered life – while dodging deportation, prosecution and professional disgrace.
Is Don Tillman ready to become the man he always dreamed of being? Or will he revert to his old ways and risk losing Rosie for ever?
I also read
Cut Short by Leigh Russell
I’m not really sure how I feel about crime mystery thrillers when you know who the killer is from the start and you’re just following the detective working it out rather than having a chance of deducing it for yourself. Having said that I raced through this in less than 48 hours over the weekend!
When DI Geraldine Steel relocates to the quiet rural town of Woolsmarsh, she expects to find her new home to be somewhere where nothing much ever happens; a space where she can battle her demons in private.
But when she finds herself pitted against a twisted killer preying on local young women she quickly discovers how wrong she is…
What’s up next?
Dear Dad by Giselle Green
I think I may be in need in something a little slower paced and not murder or missing people. Mmmm just heart-wrenching….
Handsome, 28-year old, Nate Hardman is a frontline reporter with a big problem. Suffering from shell-shock and unable to leave his house, he’s already lost his social life and his girlfriend. Now his career prospects are sinking fast.
9 year-old Adam Boxley who lives alone with his ageing nan, also has big problems. Neglected at home and bullied at school, he’s desperate to reach out to his dad – and that’s when he sends his first letter to Nate. Only Nate’s not who he thinks he is. Will he help? More importantly – can he?
Across town meanwhile, caring but impulsive teacher Jenna Tierney really wants to help Adam – except the feisty redhead has already had enough of teaching. Recently hurt by yet another cheating boyfriend, Jenna’s now set her sights on pursuing a dream career abroad … only she’s about to meet Nate – her dream man who’ll make her re-think everything.
The big question is; can three people desperate to find love, ever find happiness when they’re only connected by one big lie?
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